Sunday, May 24, 2009

Sweet Summertime!

David is out of town in Washington D.C on a school trip that he goes on every year. He is having a blast but I know he misses his girls and being away from Delaney for that long for the first time. We miss so much but were doing great and having tons of fun! My mom is here staying with us while he is gone because I am a big chicken and I hate staying home at night by myself (I know I need to grow up but I can't help it I'm scared!) We are planning to get lots of stuff done this week! We are going to the beach this summer and had been looking for a float for Delaney and we found one last night at Target and it is so cute! We let her test it out in the living room and she seemed to have fun playing in it just on the floor. I also went to Wal-Mart the other day and got Delaney a little pool and had been dying to try it out. Well the sun finally came out today for a little while so we headed out to try out the pool and she LOVED it! She actually flipped over by herself in the water and her head went under a little and she didn't cry on anything she just kept right on playing. I went a little crazy taking pictures because she was having so much fun I just couldn't stop taking them. Here are some of my favorites from Delaney's first time in the pool!







































Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Sitting Up!

Delaney is sitting up! She really didn't seem like she was that interested a week ago and in the last couple of days she decided she could do it by herself. She gets tired and falls over after awhile but she is doing so great! She also seems to be liking books more lately and really acts like she is paying attention the whole time I'm reading. Here are a few pictures of our new talent...












Saturday, May 16, 2009

Mother's Day/6 month update...

I have been such a slacker on blogging for the past week! We had a very busy Mother's Day weekend followed by a pretty busy week. My first Mother's Day was amazing! We started the morning with David getting up to feed Delaney and letting me sleep for a little while longer then we all headed to church. David gave me a much needed hour massage at our favorite place to go get massages and took me to Sumo for lunch and then out for a little shopping. He did such a great job making my first Mother's Day very special! Delaney went with us all day and she was so good. She is such a good baby and never fusses about us dragging her around on all our outings. Being a mom is the best job in the world and being a mom to Delaney is an even better job than I could have ever imagined! I love her so much and I feel so blessed that God chose me to be her mommy!

Thursday we went for Delaney's six month check up and things didn't go as smooth as usual. Delaney has been going down the small end of the chart pretty much since she was born. When we went in on Thursday the doctor was not happy with her weight gain or growth. She weighed in at 12lb 13oz and was 25.5in long. This put her in the 5% for her weight and the 40% for her height. The doctor said that he wanted us to go over to Children's south after hours and have some test run to make sure everything was OK with her... I was completely freaked out. So we took our sweet little girl and David had to hold her down under a pillow with just her head and arm sticking out so they could draw viles of blood from her (you can see the little pink bandage on her arm in the pictures below). It was pitiful but she did really well and I think it hurt her feelings that she was being held down more than it actually hurt her. Anyway we got the test back Friday and everything came back negative and nothing is wrong with her praise the Lord! We have one more test that we have to do June 1st for Cystic fibrosis which I am not as worried about because she was actually tested for it in one of the routine test they run after birth and I was also specifically screened while I was pregnant to see if I was a carrier because David had it in his family. I don't even carry the gene for it and both people have to carry the gene and pass that gene for the child to have it. There are also many symptoms and signs of this disease none of which Delaney has ever had any of. I was a lot more worried about the blood test that we got back Friday because a lot of that stuff they tested for doesn't have any signs. The doctor told us that he thinks she is just going to be really tiny and that there is really nothing to worry about but that when babies decide to be on a low growth curve before six months they like to go ahead and test to make sure that they are just little and nothing is wrong. I am glad to go ahead and have all the test out of the way so we know nothing is wrong! I feel a lot better after talking to other people who have babies that were really small too and had to do the same testing and everything was fine. Delaney is perfectly fine though and is right on track for everything she is supposed to be doing. Some things she is doing at six months...

*Rolling across the floor to get places (if I don't watch she rolls all the way off the blanket and across the room

*She loves to hear her voice and is constantly making noises

*She is eating two meals a day (we just added another meal and she has cereal, vegetables, and we are starting fruit) and she takes 4 to 5 bottles a day

*She picks up all her toys on her blanket and shakes them as hard as she can

*She likes riding in the car and usually stays awake and stares out the window

*She LOVES to go on walks in her stroller and would stay outside for hours if I let her

*She recently played in the hose for the first time at Lisa's house and she loved it!

*She still loves her baths and just sits there so content in the warm water and she is also starting to splash around a lot!

*She loves to sleep with her lovies and usually has them very close to her when shes asleep

*She LOVES pretty much any dog and thinks its so funny when they lick her hand

*She smiles at pretty much anyone that talks to her and has the sweetest personality

*She is wearing a size 1 diaper

*She is starting to wear some of her 3-6 months clothes

*She wants to grab anything she can and it goes right to her mouth

*She loves to stare at my phone when the light is on and the computer screen when it is lit up

So that is a little update on what we have been doing.. sorry such a long post but I have been a little behind. Please pray for Delaney's upcoming test though that we get done with it and everything is fine. The Lord has blessed us in so many ways and we are so thankful for Delaney!












Thursday, May 7, 2009

I Heart Pillowcases...

Well pillowcase dresses anyway! My dad and Susan got Delaney her first pillowcase dress and it was so cute on her. I have decided that this will be one of many because they are so comfy and versatile. You can wear them as a dress at first, then as a shirt when they are to short, you can put leggings under them or wear a long sleeve shirt under them! We decided it was also time to put Delaney's highchair together. We had just kept it put up since we got it as a gift because we didn't want it taking up space before we needed it. Well long story short when I opened it up to put it together someone (I'm guessing at the warehouse it came from) had spilled a drink or something in it and it was nasty! So I called the store and they gave us a store credit to buy another one. Well they didn't have the same one and I really didn't know what to buy so I shopped around and after debating between the Eddie Bauer (Newport) and I think the other was the Graco classic wood highchair I saw this neat contraption that was the same size as a normal highchair in the seat and the tray but it straps to one of your seats so it doesn't take up as much room. Well I decided to go home and read some reviews on all three of them from people who had purchased these. I was convinced I wanted the big highchair because that was what I always thought I would have. Well after reading all the reviews the two wood highchairs I listed above didn't get such great reviews and the "spacesaver" highchair was raved about by most of the people who did reviews and there were about 350 reviews on this one so it's not like 10 people liked it! So I went with what got the best results and we LOVE it! It takes up no room and has all the features of a full size highchair! Oh and it reclines so you can use it when you first start feeding your baby and they can't quite hold their head up and eventually the seat comes off and there is a booster seat for when they are toddlers so you don't have to buy that later. I was a little worried about it not being very stable and it is actually a lot more stable than I thought some of the highchairs with legs were so I feel very comfortable about that. It was so easy to set up and you can take it and strap it on any chair so it will go to the beach with us very easily! Anyway sorry I'm rambling but I have lots of friends who are having babies and probably have registered for highchairs so wanted to share my find that I was excited about! It came from babies r us and is called the space saver highchair (picture below).. Anyway sorry this was so long and I hope everyone is having a great week so far!














Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Tada!!

I posted awhile back about a smocking class that I was taking and that I was working on my first dress for Delaney. Well I finally finished and had it all sewn together for her to wear for her dedication at church this past weekend. It really doesn't take that long to do if you sit down and do it but I don't have huge chunks of time so it took a little longer. It was so much fun to do and I am already working on another project for her. I think it came out pretty good and it looked really cute on her! It was so fun to have her wear something I actually smocked! Here are the before and after pictures of the dress...